The texts of Yogi traditions from this period, state Shail Mayaram, refer to oppressions by Mughal officials such as governor.
The Mughal documents confirm the existence of Nath Yogis in each pargana (household neighborhoods), and their persecution wherein Nath Yogis were beheaded by Aurangzeb.
The term yogi is used broadly to refer to sannyasi or practitioners of meditation in a number of Indian religions.
The feminine form is yogini, but is not always used, especially in the West.
The yoga as practiced by these Yogis, states White, is more closely identified in the eyes of those critics with black magic, sorcery and sexual perversions than with yoga in the conventional sense of the word.
The Nath Yogis were targets of Islamic persecution in the Mughal Empire.
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One view asserts restraint in sexual activity, towards monk- and nun-like asexuality, as transmutation away from worldly desires and onto a spiritual path.
The second view, found particularly in Tantra traditions according to David Gordon White, asserts that sexuality is an additional means for a yogi or yogini to journey towards and experience the bliss of "one realized god-consciousness for oneself".
This is true of man in general and the [Vedic] Keśin in particular, but the latter has mastered and transformed these contrary forces and is a visible embodiment of accomplished spirituality. The Keśin does not live a normal life of convention.
His hair and beard grow longer, he spends long periods of time in absorption, musing and meditating and therefore he is called "sage" (muni).
They interacted and cooperated with fakirs of Sufi Muslims.